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tsarnaev. an exclusive against tamerlan. a source in russia tells nbc news russian intelligence reached out to the fbi last november about the 26-year-old. and crime scene units are back at the bomb site in boston right now. they're placing debris into garbage trucks. crews were seen sifting last night throughout that debris. let's go to pete williams. with a good afternoon to you, pete, let's talk first about the status of the charges in this case and what the likely charges will be. >> yes, i think the odds are pretty good that we'll see these charges in the next couple of hours. they're putting the final touches on them now. and we expect to learn a little more about what the fbi has assembled based on its investigation of the bombing. so perhaps there will be some new details that we'll get. in terms of the charges, i would think at the very least they'll charge him with the bombing, with a terrorism offense for that. and interestingly enough, under the federal statutes, which apply here, use of a weapon of mass destruction, which is the federal law version of what a bomb is, if death r
, tamerlan tsarnaev, is dead. the younger brother in police custody at a hospital down the street from our location here after this tense and harrowing stand-off. he is listed in serious condition expected to recover. the suspect discovered in the backyard of a home in watertown after the homeowner noticed blood on his boat and part of a tarp removed. the stepson of the boat owner talked to greta late last night shortly after the arrest was made. >> the tarp on the boat, as you've described, had kind of lifted, which he found strange. he went over to the boat for a closer look. he found a strap that had been cut. not torn or worn through. it had been deliberately cut. he then was kind of stranged out by the whole thing. noticed a small amount of like blood in this area and then he took his little stepladder that he uses to enter and exit the boat. he went under the tarp, saw a small pool of blood, immediately there looked forward and because the tarp obscured a lot of sun line, it was gray and cloudy for ait here, he saw what he believed at the time to be a crumpled body, bloodied, in the
the samsung galaxy camera for $5 monthly access. >> mike: we now know that tamerlan tsarnaev, the bombing suspect who died friday in a shootout with police, spent the first six months of 2012 in russia. what was he doing there? well, here to discuss former cia officer claire lopez and former israeli defense force officer mark kahlberg. claire, this chechnya connection is troubling, may be the key to understanding. what is so important that we need to know about the brother, the chechnya connection, and his trip to russia? >> well, governor, chechnya is a jihad intjihad now to inteto ya. their online web posting, especially the "usa today" channel set up by tamerlan, the older brother. that's where we see links to the caucuses emirates, for example, and this is a jihad terrorist organization. it's led by a chechenhter. and it is dedicated to establishing an islamic state across the region, and enforcing islamic law there, shoul. this is dangerous to others, because the caucasus emirate has -- >> mike: mark, you're in tel aviv, but you've been a part of being a first responder at 50 or more
that the older brother tamerlan was the leader in this? and that dzhokhar may have been the follower? >> i can't hear him. >> chris: okay. we have lost the commissioner temporarily. while we try to re-establish that connection, we're going to continue our conversation. and with so many questions still unanswered we'll come back to commissioner when we can. so many questions still unanswered about the terror plot and how to protect our homeland we invited two congressional leaders on national security to discuss what happens now. dianne feinstein is chair of the senate intelligence committee. congressman pete king is head of the house sub committee on counterterrorism and he joins us from new york. senator, congressman, hold on, we're going to go back to the police commissioner. do you have a sense whether the older brother tamerlan was the leader in this? and dzhokhar was somehow followed him in the conspiracy? >> any information along those lines is based upon conjecture at this point in time. i don't know definitively who was the motivator here. there is clearly evidence published publicly t
explode but you also lots of shoot going on. >> brothers dhokhar 19 and 26-year-old tamerlan starr tsarnaev add to the marathon death toll, killing police officer shawn collier in cold blood. >> the police officer that was killed you said it was a massacre. >> assassination. he was shot two times in the back of the head as he was in the cruiser. he didn't have a chance to defend himself. >> reporter: the officers responding to an all points bulletin of a carjacking when they saw the stolen mercedes, followed closely by a green honda. >> how did you first learn where they were? >> we got notified by the cambridge police department there was an execution of an mit police officer and then there was a carjacking. we from what we heard from the carjack the victim's cell phone was left in the vehicle so the police were able toping the phone and we were told the vehicle is in watertown. >> reporter: when the brothers realized they were being pursued they opened fire. >> three more officers. two off duty officers showed up within a men or two and we were in a serious gunfight in a backstre
to keep an eye on the older one, tamerlan, go interview. the f.b.i. did talk to him in 2011 and they cleared him. they said this guy has been scrubbed. he's okay. >>alisyn: they assessed he had not become radicalized even though it sound like russian authorities thought he had. for some reason there was a red flag they raised. they let him go. >> not totally clear it was the russians, because the australians may have had questions about this guy as well. some foreign government asked us to check him out. we did. didn't find anything wrong. then they dropped the ball on their end too. >>alisyn: we're going to be talking to so many experts this morning and brick all the new developments -- and bringing all the new developments kofplgt up, he is captured, in custody. the 19-year-old suspect has not been read his miranda rights. we'll tell you what that means as our breaking news coverage continues. stay with us. ♪ using supercomputing and mobile technology over our secure network, verizon innovators are building a world of medical treatment data in the cloud. so doctors can m
an unpres -- unspecified group. the f.b.i. did a review of tamerlan's background and talked to him and family members and didn't come up with terrorist act timpt. but let me explain why this saimportant now. the same year the russian government said what do you been this guy and extremist ties? we think he is a radical islamist. that is the same time this group in chechnya is declared a terrorist enity and the older brother creates a youtube site where he is posting jihadi literature and that seems to be a theme is the trip to rush quaand sort of radicalization process intensifying at that point, governor. >> catherine, do we have enough intelligence to follow the smaller groups we haven't about? >> two mains. there is it a lot of intelligence gathering by the community and the american public has to ask themselves whether they want the government more in our business to prevent every attack. there is it a certain amount of risk and i am not minimizing what happened in boston but there is it a certain amount of risk if we are going to maintain what the american culture and democrac
to a boston transit cop and the death of tamerlan tsarnaev, the brother. it all ended in a backyard on friday evening. the infrared images from a police helicopter showed dzhokhar hiding in a boat. he was covered with blood. they managed to capture him alive where he is now in the hospital and still, one week later, carl, more questions than answers. back to you. >> scott, any word on timing regarding federal or state charges today? >> we expect there will be federal charges, carl and they could happen any time now. there was thinking it could happen yesterday, but now it looks like it will be some time today and it is interesting they are taking their time in putting together this complaint. it suggests that what we're going to see is a fairly detailed complaint and we understand that it will include some -- at least a description of some of the video that they have allegedly of dzhokhar placing the backpack with the bomb at the site of the second explosion at the boston marathon. >> we'll keep an eye out for that, scott, 2:50 p.m. today, a moment of silence across the state. scott, thank yo
in it's a region with deep ties to extremism. authorities are investigating tamerlan's trip to russia and his posting of videos on the internet when he came back. john bolton, former ambassador to the united nations joinses as he does every sunday. good morning, ambassador. >> good morning, eric. glad to be with you. >> the chechnyan terrorists have the blood of hundreds on their hands. are they a threat to us? >> potentially they are. that's an important question for investigators to answer, not because of anything having to do with their desire from chechnyan nndz froneppedzindependence frot because ove many chechnyan actis are radicalized. now their terrorist activities are in places as diverse as throughout the middle east and afghanisn, having nothing to do with russia about having to do with islamic extremism. that's a working hypothesis, something we ought to be investigating. >> there are reports that the chechnyn rebels are denying any link with the brothers, saying their war is with russia, not the u.s. how does that play out if this is indeed the case? >> there are two moti
in new york . in the meantime f.b.i. questioned 26 year old tamerlan tsarnaev two years ago and it may have been on with more than one occasion. what are we learning on that front. >> it is interesting that the f.b.i. didn't identify the foreign government that warned the u.s. about him. it little doubt it russia. russia critized the u.s. for ignoring the chechen threat. >> i met with the foreign minister and police officials. we were discussing security things. everyone of them told me. go back and tell president bush take these people seriously. thape are very dangerous. >> it may not be coincidental that president putin offered condollences over the boston attack. given the extensive postingings of jihad i felt videos it is peculliar that the f.b.i. did not follow up. >> how sustained was this process bypass the f.b.i. to cover him. did they do that . technical coverage and run sources at him. how long did this go on? i serve agency for a couple of decades. if the ssb russian internal security told us someone involve would with the chechens they would in my mind need a period. the m
questions in the boston marathon bombing. what was the motive? the f.b.i. says it interviewed tamerlan tsarnaev in 2011 after being told by a foreign government, reportedly russia, he had become a follower of riradical islam. they found no evidence of terrorist activity at that time. did the chech anyian brothers act alone or was it a broughter plan with coconspiracies in the u.s. or overseas? wayne simmons, a former c.i.a. analyst and joins us now with some insight. thank you for coming in today. >> always a pleasure. >> i want to ask you about this. the way that the bombs they use have had been described, you know, many law enforcement sources said they were too sophisticated for somebody who was going to google and throw something together that the brothers had to have training at some point. for what they are accused of doing. what do you make of that? >> all of us, first of all, those agree that nothing today is 100% certain. that is where we need to start. if i had to make a guess, i would remind guys like me that 12 years ago, 13 years ago the chechens were in afghanistan trying
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